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FEMA News Release 7-9-19

Columbus, Ohio – A Disaster Recovery Center will open for four days in Boardman, on Friday, July 12 and Saturday July 13 as well as Monday, July 15 and Tuesday, July 16, to help renters, homeowners and businesses in Ohio affected by the tornadoes, storms and flooding of May 27 – 29, 2019. All recovery centers are closed on Sundays.


Mahoning County Boardman Township Administration Building 8299 Market Street Boardman, OH 44512


Friday, July 12 – 8:30 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Saturday, July 13 – 8:30 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Sunday, July 14 – CLOSED

Monday, July 15 – 8:30 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Tuesday, July 16 – 8:30 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Individuals can visit any open Disaster Recovery Center to get their questions answered. To find the center closest to you, visit At the Disaster Recovery Center, representatives from FEMA, U.S. Small Business Administration, Ohio Emergency Management Agency and other Ohio agencies are available to explain disaster assistance programs, answer questions about written correspondence and provide literature about repairs and rebuilding to make homes more disaster resistant. Before visiting a recovery center, survivors should register for federal assistance one of the following ways:

• Online at;
• Using the FEMA App; or
• Call 800-621-3362 (including 711 or Video Relay). TTY users can call 800-462-7585. The toll-free numbers are open from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. ET, seven days a week. Multilingual operators are available.

Anyone requiring a reasonable accommodation (American Sign Language (ASL), Braille, Large print, etc.) may call 800-621-3362 to request assistance in advance of a visit or ask recovery staff at the center. ASL users can call, text or FaceTime 614-530-1594 directly to request an interpreter. Eleven Ohio counties have been approved for individual assistance including Auglaize, Darke, Greene, Hocking, Mahoning, Mercer, Miami, Montgomery, Muskingum, Perry and Pickaway counties.

FEMA’s mission is helping people before, during and after disasters.

Disaster recovery assistance is available without regard to race, color, religion, nationality, sex, age, disability, English proficiency or economic status. If you or someone you know has been discriminated against, call FEMA toll-free at 800-621-3362 or TTY at 800-462-7585. If you are deaf, hard of hearing or have a speech disability and use a TTY, call 800-462-7585. All Disaster Recovery Centers are physically accessible and equipped to accommodate disaster survivors who need communication access. If you require an accommodation (ASL interpreter, braille, large print, etc.) while visiting a Disaster Recovery Center, just ask a FEMA representative.